Embroidery, Illustrated products

Charming Embroidery Patterns Highlight the Collaborative Nature of the Craft


Modern embroidery patterns by Thread Folk and Lauren Merrick

Whether you real­ize it or not, col­lab­o­ra­tion is inher­ent in embroi­dery. To begin, an embroi­dery artist will cre­ate a design and make it into a pat­tern for oth­ers to com­plete as they wish. Col­or choic­es, for instance, can change based on the whims of that par­tic­u­lar stitch­er. Lib­by Moore of Thread Folk takes this col­lab­o­ra­tion idea a step fur­ther with her mod­ern embroi­dery pat­terns. In her charm­ing Artist Series, she trans­lates an illustrator’s work into some­thing that any­one can com­plete with a nee­dle and thread.

Lib­by and illus­tra­tor Lau­ren Mer­rick have worked togeth­er a few times on col­or­ful pat­terns. They fea­ture nature-inspired scenes of beau­ti­ful blooms that are punc­tu­at­ed with human hands, tiny path­ways, and wise words to “be kind.”

You can down­load these pat­terns through the Thread Folk Etsy shop. And to see Libby’s works in progress, fol­low her on Insta­gram or Face­book.

Modern embroidery patterns by Thread Folk and Lauren Merrick

Modern embroidery patterns by Thread Folk and Lauren Merrick

Modern embroidery patterns by Thread Folk and Lauren Merrick

Modern embroidery patterns by Thread Folk and Lauren Merrick

Modern embroidery patterns by Thread Folk and Lauren Merrick

Modern embroidery patterns by Thread Folk and Lauren Merrick

Modern embroidery patterns by Thread Folk and Lauren Merrick

Modern embroidery patterns by Thread Folk and Lauren Merrick

Modern embroidery patterns by Thread Folk and Lauren Merrick

Modern embroidery patterns by Thread Folk and Lauren Merrick